Global Health Security Agenda: Fighting disease for five years

As the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) marks five years since its launch, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes its continued commitment to preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious diseases.

“The Global Health Security Agendaexternal iconexternal icon (GHSA) is a global effort to strengthen the world’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. Sixty-seven countries have signed onto the GHSA framework, including the United States, which made a strong commitment to the initial five-year period of GHSA and continues to support its strategic priorities through GHSA 2024,” according to the CDC.

The CDC celebrates the success of the GHSA by noting some of its top achievements:

  • “Laboratory Systems – 11 countries demonstrated successful detection and reporting of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens in the last 12 months.”
  • “Surveillance Systems – 10 countries can conduct laboratory tests to detect national priority pathogens that cause disease, outbreaks, or death,”
  • “Workforce Development – All 17 countries established or expanded their program to train disease detectives,”
  • “Emergency Management and Response – All 17 countries have a Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC), and each country has sent personnel to be trained at CDC’s Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Fellowship course.”

Read the full factsheet here.

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